Aamir Khan’s Daughter Ira Opens Up About Being Sexually Abused As Teenager
Mumbai: In her recent video, actor Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan disclosed that she was sexually abused as a teenager by someone “she kind of knew.”
Ira, who was 14 at the time of the abuse, added that it took her over a year to realise that her abuser knew exactly “what they were doing,” after which she told her father Aamir and mother Reena, The Indian Express reported.
“When I was 14, I was sexually abused. That was a slightly odd situation in the sense that I didn’t know whether the person knew what they were doing. I sort of knew them. It wasn’t happening every day. It took me about a year to be sure that they knew what they were doing. I immediately wrote my parents an email and got myself out of that situation. Once I was out of situation, I didn’t feel bad anymore. I wasn’t scared. I felt like this wasn’t happening to me anymore, and it is over. I moved on and let go,” she said in her video.
While talking about depression, Ira also talked about her parents’ divorce in 2002.
“The whole family is friends. We aren’t a broken family by any means. My parents were very good about being parents to Junaid and me even after the divorce, and when people would say, ‘Oh we are so sorry that your parents got divorced,’ I would be like, ‘Why? It’s not a bad thing.’”
“Another privilege I didn’t realise was it could have been saddening. It could be something that could scar you. It didn’t scar me. I remember most of it, but it felt like my parents’ divorce didn’t bother me. So, that can’t be a reason why I was feeling so sad,” Ira explained.